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Library Media Specialist, Gr K-5, King Open School, Cambridge Public Schools, Cambridge, MA 

Description:

Overview: The King Open School is dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream of equal opportunity for all children. Our inclusive learning community supports academic achievement and equity through culturally-responsive learning experiences exploring in-depth themes and projects. We are committed to providing a trauma sensitive environment and utilize a variety of social emotional learning strategies to support students in their ability to focus, self-regulate and succeed both socially and academically. King Open serves a diverse population of students and families that come from various countries and cultures bringing valuable strengths and experience. Our students and families represent a number of languages and family structures. The ICTS school based team, comprised of a Library Media Specialist, Instructional Technology Specialist, and Technology Support Technician work as a team to provide support at the building level. 

Under the supervision of the principal, and the Assistant Director of Library Media Services, the Library Media Specialist will work:

  • To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information
  • To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, ethical users and producers of information
  • To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information     
  • To collaborate with classroom teachers to design and implement units of instruction, assess student learning
  • To align the School Library Program (SLP) with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school / school district 

Duties:

  • Collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process
  • Collaborates to design, teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry learning, information literacies in their formats, critical thinking and self-assessment
  • Promotes a love of reading and lifelong learning
  • Promotes instructional technology to improve learning
  • Collaborates with the Instructional Technology Specialist to deliver curriculum addressing the ICTS standards
  • Provides resources and programs that promote independent reading and writing in a variety of genres
  • Maintains an organized and welcoming facility that helps students become independent users of the library.
  • Fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the school library is an essential part of the learning community
  • Develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the instructional strategies of the school community

Qualification

Minimum Requirements:

State certification as a School Library Media Specialist. Teacher preparation program/educational degree preferred. At least three years of teaching experience or equivalent in the field of school library science preferred. Experience in an urban setting is highly desirable. Strong background in children’s and young adult literature. Familiarity with Destiny library system and proficiency in both PC and Apple platforms preferred. 

Salary and Benefit

Cambridge Education Association Unit A Salary

How to apply:

Apply online: https://cpsd.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=4071#